Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Review by NTX - Real Techniques Sam's Picks Brush Set

Ola beautiful people! 

I hope everyone’s doing well and enjoyed your weekends! A quick update, while other families wrapped up their Raya visitings weeks ago, I am just about done with mine! Boy am I glad to finally be able to get catch up on some rest. The lack of rest plus excessive consumption of Raya food really took a toll on my skin. I can’t stress this enough, drink plenty of water guys! It not only helps to keep your body hydrated, it also flushes all the toxins from your body! You know what else helps? Tea. And my current favourites are honey lemon tea or green tea for it’s health benefits. But that’s not what’s this post is about! 

Today I will be reviewing on my recent purchase, the Real Techniques Sam’s Picks Brush Set. Real Techniques (RT) brushes are highly raved as a must-haves for most beauty lovers considering its reasonable price and excellent quality. The only downside to it, it’s not available in SG stores and constantly out of stock in Luxola. I finally managed to get my hands on them from Automatiqhigh during a pre-order she organised. It’s still ongoing if you’re interested! So what are you waiting for?? Head on to Market by Automatiqhigh and get yours now!

This is my first set of RT brushes and I don’t think there’s other better options to begin with other than the Sam’s Picks Brush Set itself! This set was launched by Samantha Chapman, from Pixiwoo, which consists of 5 of her favourite picks and 1 newly released brush exclusively for this set.

Let's begin with the Multi-task Brush which is meant "for effortless application of powder, blush and bronzer". The fluffy fanned brush is great for applying light blusher and contouring without caking it. I do find the bristles aren't dense enough for applying my powder foundation since I prefer buffing them on. Overall, I just love just how this brush glides onto my skin leaving a flawless sweep of colour from my blush and bronzer.

Moving on to the Setting Brush, it is aimed to "complete any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlight". The size of this brush is perfect for setting the concealer under your eyes, application of highlight to the high points of your cheeks and precision contouring at the sides of your nose! This to me, just made it to my top favourite brushes.

Another one of my favourite/everyday brushes would be the Buffing brush! It's "ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation". If you're looking for an airbrush finish look, this is what you should go for. It's soft and densely packed bristles works perfectly well for application of liquid foundation. Ermmm.. I might need another one of this!

Next, the Pointed Foundation Brush is to "use with liquid foundation to custom coverage". Looking at the size of this brush, there is no way I'm using this as a foundation brush. Instead, I used it as a concealer brush. The tapered tip is great to tool to clean up those messy eyeshadow application at the sides of your eyes too!

The Essential Crease Brush (the exclusive brush) is a "soft, tapered design for effortless contouring". I absolutely LOVE this brush! I love how stiff the bristles are for precise eyeshadow application. It glides on my crease and blends so perfectly! I've tried many crease brushes, but none came close to this one.

And finally, the Fine Liner Brush, the "ultimate tool for precision application of liquid and cream eyeliner". Eventhough this brush is great for application of cream eyeliner, this would be the least used brush from the set since most of our eyeliners comes with it's applicators. 

Overall, I'm absolutely happy with this purchase considering that I only spent $45 for 6 excellent quality brushes! The bristles doesn't shed and it dries very quickly. All these brushes are made from synthetic hair, so they're cruelty free. If you haven't gotten your hands on them, I highly recommend this to you!

I hope you've enjoyed this post as much as I did! Till the next entry!

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